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. the faa reported the first day of furloughs resulted in delays of more than three hours on arrivals at los angeles - less than that at other airports. "i was delayed from laguardia. we were on the ground for about an hour. they made it up in the air, but we were delayed today." but delays in chicago were spotty, though passengers were bracing for them. "we had a business meeting this morning that we pushed back back an hour but it was smooth sailing from austin." - will you make an adjustment on future flights? "no, i think it's a more scare tactic than anything else." others got that same sense. oklahoma senator tom coburn called the furloughs "a dangerous political stunt," saying that more than $100 million could be saved by using fewer consultants, supplies and less travel, and pointed to the transportation security administration, which has managed to avoid furloughs. "being a flight attendant and working as a flight attendant, i care about safety, and when you cut people out of the tower, that's safety." as of now, the furloughs mean all 47,000 faa employees, including 15 controllers,
say we could know by next week whether the dreamliner will soon be back in service. the faa grounded the 50 jets after batteries burned onboard two 787s earlier this year. boeing came up with a fix, which the faa is now testing. the ordeal has already cost the jet maker $600 million, but more losses could be added on as airlines consider asking boeing for compensation. a quiet town in texas mourns the tragic deaths of more than a dozen people caught in a massive explosion at a fertilizer plant. it's considered the largest industrial disaster this decade. president obama quickly pledged federal emergency funds to the area. rescuers spent hours searching through rubble for survivors. the disaster started with a small fire at west fertilzer plant. according to reports, the company was fined $2,300 by the epa for a saftey violation, but settled in 2006. the german parlaiment is backing a $13-billion bailout for struggling cyprus. it's nearly twice the amount estimated a month ago. german taxpayers worry even more money may be needed. the cyprus parliament votes on the bailout package nex
and replay 80% of an $11-billion imf loan still outstanding from 2008. the faa orders inspections of more than 1,000 boeing 737 jets. the wall street journal reports that the concern is with "attach pins" that may have been improperly manufactured. if the pins fail, it can cause pilots to lose control of an aircraft. the directive was not a result of any accidents caused by faulty pins. the inspections are not expected to affect flight schedules, but could spell added trouble for boeing, which is still trying to get its dreamliners back in the air. two big-name retailers are denying compensation to victims of a factory fire where workers were making garments to be sold by the retailer. the controversy involves wal-mart and sears. a fire erupted at a bangledesh clothing factory in november, killing 112 workers. according to published reports, the two companies ignored a meeting to discuss payouts to help victims and their families. bloomberg reports both companies have said the suppliers used the factory without the permission of walmart and sears, and that the retailers are not legally re
tuesday after a suspicious package was found. the faa also issued a temporary ground stop which kept planes from taking off for 45 minutes. businesses in boston will attempt to return to normal today. some of the hardest-hit areas in the back bay closed tuesday as investigators combed for evidence following the deadly blast monday during the boston marathon. deluca's market closed briefly for a police search, then quickly re- opened. a deluca's manager tells us tuesday it was the only grocery store in the area available to residents. the manager says business at deluca's is brisk. turning to earnings from the financial sector, bank of america and american express report today. analysts predict bac brought in $23 billion in revenues in the first quarter. the bank suffered two previous quarters of heavy losses from legal settlements tied to the financial crisis. american express is reeling from 4500 job cuts as it tightens up. it's estimated that the nation's top credit card company earned $8 billion. yesterday, goldman sach's $2.2-billion profit topped wall street's forecast. regulato
are set to fly again. friday, the faa approved boeing's battery fix on its 787s. the jets could be in the air within weeks. meanwhile, boeing is slowing down production of its 747-8 jumbo jets because of weak demand for freighters. it is not expected to have a major effect on the jet maker's finances. dripping oil prices are seeping into the cost of gasoline. a gallon of unleaded fell around a nickel over the past week. phill flynn of price futures group joins us now. good morning to you phil. - good morning! usually you have me on when gas prices are going up and you are complaining. i think i should get some credit now that they are coming down. - how low will they go? - i think we could fall another 25ยข a gallon right now, because, let's face it, the cost of crude has been tumbling. in fact, if you look at the cost of brent crude, which has really been following gasoline prices, we are under $100 a barrel, and even opec may not be able to stop it, though they are talking about calling an emergency meeting. so the outlook for the summer driving season looks clear and sunny,
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